Wednesday, April 14, 2010

To The Left And To The Right

Out front of the US Capitol sit several statues. The most prominent one is a sculpture of General (later President) Ulysses S. Grant astride is horse. To either side of that statue are two very detailed tableaus showing Civil War scenes. The Infantry Group is shown above and below, from the front and the rear.

The Artillery Group are shown in the pictures above and below, again from the front and the back. These sculptures were done by the team of Henry Merwin Schrady and William Pearce Casey. They are pretty detailed and intricate works of art.

You'll see more of these later, as well as some shots of Grant in the middle of these two. I was just happy to get good shots of these as they are rather dark and this was the first time I'd seen them so well lit. I'm pretty happy with these shots.

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